Craniofacial Duplication

Child with Craniofacial Duplication or Diprosopus Diprosopus or craniofacial duplication is one of the rarest congenital disorders of humans. The anomaly ranges from simple duplication of facial structure such as nose or eyes to complete duplication of the face. Systemic anomalies are common with complete duplication.The prevalence of diprosopus is 2/100,000 births and constitutes 0.4% of all types of conjoined twins. The anomaly is common in female than in male. Till date, only 36 such cases have been reported in the world literature with only a few case reports from India.

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Diprosopus .. It is a congenital defect also known as craniofacial duplication. In the most extreme instances, the entire face is duplicated, hence the name diprosopus, which is Greek for two-faced. Fetuses with diprosopus often also lack brains (anencephaly), have neural tube defects, or heart malformations. A rare form of conjoined twinning, it is not normally caused by two embryos that fuse together or don't separate completely. It is thought to be due to errors in the Sonic Hedgehog gene that normally directs the pattern of craniofacial (head and face) development.

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Apparently this craniofacial deformity Diprosopus is rarest .

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Very rare craniofacial deformity

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RARE .CONGENITAL DISORDER.. NICE INFORMATIVE UPDATE

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